Obituaries December 18, 1996
Thomas Preston Sleet
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - Thomas Preston Sleet, 75, of Indianapolis, formerly
of Danville, died Saturday at St. Vincent Hospital.
Born in Perryville, he was a coach and teacher for 39 years, having
taught at Crispus Attuck High School and several Indianapolis public schools.
He attended Perryville Grade School and Bate High School, where he excelled
in football and basketball. He was an Army veteran of World War II and
received his BS from Butler University and master's degree from Indiana
He was a member of Butler University's Athletic Hall of Fame, president
of the Black Men's Club, and was voted Omega Man of the Year, among other
memberships and awards.
He was a member of Indiana Teachers Association, Oak Hill Civic Association
and His and Her Social Club. He was also a former city councilman.
Survivors include his wife, Louise Peebles Sleet; a daughter, Gyjuan
Sleet-Woodson; a sister, Amelia Sleet Burton of Perryville; and two grandsons.
Services will be 11:30 a.m. Saturday at North United Methodist Church,
3808 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Friday at the church.
Peoples Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Cecil E. Dishon
STANFORD - Cecil Earl Dishon, 34, of Lancaster Street, died Monday
near Hall's Gap of injuries suffered when he was struck by a car.
Born Dec. 15, 1962, in Lincoln County, he was a son of Kenneth E. and
Emma Ruth Rowland Dishon of Stanford. He was a welder.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Anita Carol Dishon of Eubank;
paternal grandmother, Helen Doyle of Stanford; four brothers, Morris and
Dwight Dishon of Stanford, Paul Dishon of Waynesburg and Oneil Dishon of
Eubank; three sisters, Linda Patterson of Casey County, Gail Wall of Waynesburg
and Marketia Dishon of Stanford.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Fox Funeral Home by the Rev. Gary
Yocum. Burial will be in Double Springs Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Morris, Paul, Dwight and Oneil Dishon, Barry Wall
and Casey Patterson.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. Thursday.
Kathleen R. Cloyd
Services for Kathleen Russell Cloyd, 79, of Queen Street, will be 1
p.m. Friday at Preston-Pruitt with the Revs. Otis Clark and Lee Cox. Burial
will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
She died Monday at the home of her son.
Born Jan. 15, 1917, in Mercer County, she was a daughter of the late
Albert and Ethel Tewmey Russell. She was a homemaker and a member of Indian
Hills Christian Church. She was the widow of Russell T. Cloyd Sr.
Survivors include a daughter, Frances L. Lawson of Worthington, Ohio;
a son, Russell T. Cloyd of Danville; three brothers, Jimmy and Ralph ``Spike''
Russell, both of Danville, and Paul Russell of Naples, Fla.; five grandchildren,
including Donna Augustine, whom she raised; and two great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Greg Lawson, Paul, Tommy and James A. Russell,
Nathan Augustine and Chris Preston.
Visitation is 5-8 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may go to Indian Hills Christian Church Building Fund.
Obituaries December 19, 1996
Raymond Bourque, 81, Crab Orchard Road, Lancaster, died Wednesday.
He was the husband of Doris Mason Bourque. Arrangements are incomplete
at Smith-Jackson Funeral Home.
Emma T. Jarmon
Emma L. Thornton Jarmon, 64, South Third Street, died Wednesday at
Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington.
Born Aug. 2, 1932, in Boyle County, she was a daughter of the late
Thomas William and Ada Huston. She was a kitchen technician at Jennie Rogers
School and a Baptist.
Survivors include two daughters, Mae E. Harris and Anne T. Whitehead,
both of Danville; a son, Robert E. Thornton Jr. of Danville; a stepson,
Derrick Jarmon of Alaska; two brothers, James F. Huston and William Huston,
both of Danville; two sisters, Bessie Mae Huston of Danville and Estella
Martinez of Ridgeway, S.C.; 11 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church by the Rev.
Richard Hill. Burial will be in Hilldale Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Everett Daugherty, Rodney Dunn, Paul Logan, George
Wilhite, Ronnie Beasley, Roland Whitley and Ronald Raines.
Honorary pallbearers are Charles Grey, Ozenia Hawkins and Sam Beasley.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Friday at the church.
Smith-Jackson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
John E. Carpenter
PADUCAH - John E. Carpenter, 76, of Paducah, died Dec. 11 at Lourdes
Born in Danville, he was a son of Elmer and Carrie Mae Payne Carpenter.
He was an employee of Union Carbide, an Army veteran of World War II and
the recipient of a Bronze Star. He was a 1948 graduate of the University
of Louisville where he was a member of the Woodcock Society, an honorary
scholastic organization, and was a center on the football team.
Survivors include his wife, Rose Beatty Carpenter; a son, John Michael
Carpenter of Paducah; three daughters, Linda Carpenter-Thagard of Los Angeles,
Barbara Raskin of Yorktown, N.Y.; and eight grandchildren.
Services were Dec. 14 at Roth Funeral Chapel by the Rev. Carlos Elkins.
William D. Matherly
HARRODSBURG - William D. Matherly, 81, of Hughely Camp Road, died Wednesday
at Friendship House, Danville.
Born Jan. 3, 1915, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late William
Banister and Mattie Brown Matherly. He was a carpenter, a member of the
Baptist church and the widow of Mary Hannah Smith Matherly.
Survivors include three sons, James Douglas Matherly of Burgin, Donald
Eugene Matherly of Brownsburg, Ind., and Larry Wayne Matherly of Harrodsburg;
a daughter, Anna Ruth Keeling of Burgin; 15 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a son, Bobby Glenn Matherly.
Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral Home
by the Rev. Joseph Best. Burial will be in Burgin Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is 6-9 p.m. today and after 7 a.m. Friday.
Memorials may go to Gideons International, P.O. Box 176, Harrodsburg
James F. Wade Sr.
MORELAND - James Franklin Wade Sr., 53, of Junction City, died Wednesday
Born Dec. 31, 1942, in Nicholasville, he was a son of Betty Dean Wade
of Junction City and the late Thomas Irving Wade. He was retired, and a
Additional survivors include his companion, Pat Statom; a son, James
Franklin Wade Jr., Navy; two daughters, April Wade of Junction City and
Dawn Wade of San Diego, Calif.; a brother, Thomas Wade of Nicholasville;
three sisters, Mildred VanPelt of Junction City, Jody Halman of Junction
City and Della Highett of Nicholasville; and two grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home by the Rev.
Gary Story. Burial will be in Camp Nelson National Cemetery with military
rites by the Boyle County American Legion Post.
Pallbearers will be James F. Wade, Patrick Statom, Dexter Wade, Ben
Burner, Allie Harrison, and Thomas Wade,
Visitation is after 5 p.m. today.
STANFORD - Services for Calvin White, 69, of Redwood Drive, will be
2 p.m. Friday at Stanford Baptist Church by the Rev. Gerald Stowe. Burial
will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery.
He died Tuesday at home.
Born Nov. 1, 1927, in Macon County, Tenn., he was a son of the late
Carl and Roxy Barton White. He was a farmer and retired dairy farm specialist
for Kraft Foods Company in Lawrenceburg where he worked for 33 years. He
was a member of the Missionary Baptist Church, Lafayette, Tenn. He was
a Navy veteran of World War II and the Korean War, and had served on the
Lincoln County Fair Board for many years. He was a past president of the
Stanford Rotary Club and past director and secretary of the Stanford/Lincoln
County Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the Stanford City Water Commission
and the Planning and Zoning Board and was a former director of the National
Bank of Hustonville.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley White; three sons, Charles L. White
of Lawrenceburg, David L. White of Lexington and John White of Stanford;
a daughter, Melanie Taylor of Stanford; a brother, Robert White of Lafayette;
a sister, Opal Johnson of Lafayette; and six grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Dana, Keith and Brian White, Christopher Johnson,
Shane Lyle and David Cooper.
Honorary pallbearers are Wayne Russell, Morgan Pence, Minor Teague,
Hugh Helm, Randy Leach, Jack D. Johnson, Fred Reichenbach, Floyd Gritton,
Gene Morrell and E.J. Pyle.
Visitation is 5-9 p.m. today and 8 a.m. until the service Friday at
Fox Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Obituaries December 22, 1996
Margaret W. Ross
Margaret Whitehouse Ross, 75, of Lexington Court died Saturday at her
daughter's residence. Born Dec. 25, 1920, in Boyle County, she was the
daughter of Lena Dunagan Whitehouse of Danville and the late William R.
Whitehouse. She was a homemaker and the widow of the late Jack Ross. Additional
survivors include two daughters, Joyce Cutter of Junction City and Billie
Ramey of Danville; one son, Danny Ross of Stanford; one brother, Billy
Whitehouse of Danville; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
A private graveside service will be held at Bellevue Cemetery for the family
by Chaplain Gary Story. Visitation to the public will from 4-7 p.m. today
at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home. Memorials are suggested to Heritage Hospice
P.O. Box 1213, Danville, Ky., 40422.
Albert L. Howard
HARRODSBURG - Albert Leroy Howard, 62, of 884 Jackson Pike died Saturday
at his residence. Born Jan. 28, 1934, in Jessamine County, he was the son
of the late Hobert and Elizabeth Woods Howard. He was farmer and cattle
hauler. He was a member of Hopewell Baptist Church, Dugansville Masonic
Lodge No. 349 and veteran of the U.S. Navy. He is survived by his wife
Anna Rose Grider Howard; one son, Richard Howard of Mercer County; two
daughters, Traci Howard Jones of Mercer County and Lisa Howard Moore of
Frankfort; one sister, Eva Carpenter of Harrodsburg; and five grandchildren.
Services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hopewell Baptist Church.
Burial will be in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will
be 2-9 p.m. today and from 7 a.m. until noon Monday at Alexander and Royalty
Funeral Home and from at 1-2 p.m. at the church. Memorials are suggested
to the Gideons International and Heritage Hospice.
Tholet F. Lee
LIBERTY - Tholet Franklin Lee, 81, of Dunnville Route 1 died Saturday
at his home after a long illness. Born Sept. 17, 1915, in Casey County
he was the son of the late Albert and Polly Atwood Lee. He was a farmer,
sawmill operator and school bus driver. He was a member of Craftsman Masonic
Lodge No. 722. He was the widower of Jewell Harrison Lee. Survivors include
four daughters, Norma Lockard of Jeffersonville, Ind., Ina Ellis of Dunnville,
Linda Evans of Hustonville and Leveta Burns of Russell Springs; eight sons,
Ray Lee of Bardstown; Cecil Lee of Cincinnati, Charles and Lowell Lee,
both of Liberty, Leland Lee of Campbellsville, Vernon and Gregory Lee,
both of Dunnville; and Richard Lee of Bardstown; 32 grandchildren; three
step grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and eight step great-grandchildren.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at McKinney-Brown Funeral Home by
George Hancock. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. Masonic rites will be
conducted at 7 p.m. today the funeral home. Visitation is after noon today.
Memorials are suggested to the Casey County Ambulance Service or Hospice
of Lake Cumberland.
Grace Nield Fields
HARRODSBURG - Services for Grace Nield Fields, 92, of Salt River Road
will be 2 p.m. today at Ransdell Funeral Chapel by Dr. Robert DeFoor. Burial
will be in Spring Hill Cemetery. She died Friday at the Ephraim McDowell
Regional Medical Center. Born Aug. 23, 1904, in Mercer County, she was
the daughter of the late Mae Schooling Neild and Edgar Nield Sr. A homemaker,
she was a member of the Harrodsburg Baptist Church where she taught Sunday
School for a number of years. She was the widow of the late Davis Reed
Fields. She is survived by five nephews, Charles Wade of Lexington, Curtis
Wade of Melbourne, Fla., Norman Nield of Boyle County, Kenneth Nield of
Washington, John Edgar Nield of Cincinnati; and three nieces, Margaret
Weldon of Boyle County, Louise Listerman of Cincinnati; and Quanita Perry
of Radcliffe. Visitation will be from 7 a.m. today until time of service.
Obituaries December 24, 1996
Dr. Chrisman S. Jackson Sr
Dr. Chrisman S. Jackson Sr., who died Sunday at the age of 84, is remembered
as a doctor with a marvelous bedside manner and one who nurtured future
Jackson, of Fort Myers, Fla., was a native of Danville who returned
to practice in his hometown from 1948 to 1966. He then served as superintendent
of Outwood Hospital in Dawson Springs and as clinical director of Hazelwood
Hospital in Louisville. He retired in 1982 and moved to Fort Myers.
"Dr. Chris was loved by everyone in the community," said Dr. Charles
Sisk. "He was a very compassionate person and very generous in taking care
of people. He was the old family physician in the best sense of the word."
Dr. Robert Bateman said he and his partner, Dr. George McClure, particularly
admired Jackson's bedside manner and studied it. "He had the most marvelous
bedside manner there ever was. He had that way of approaching people,"
Jackson's four sons - Chris, Mack, John and Elmer - became doctors
with three returning to practice in Danville. Jackson also encouraged others
interested in becoming doctors. Dr. Jack Freeman, a pathologist in Nashville,
said Jackson was a role model for him and was instrumental in starting
an education fund that helped pay for his and others' medical education.
"He was one of the most benevolent, helpful, considerate and compassionate
people," Freeman said. "He gave me encouragement at the time I needed it."
Dr. Charles Caldwell remembers Jackson as "popular, hard working and
a very competent physician. ... He left us several excellent physician
sons as a valuable heritage."
Jackson graduated from Centre College in 1934 and received his medical
degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1939. After
an internship at Grady Hospital in Atlanta, he began his practice in Hazard
before returning to Danville.
In 1988, Hazelwood Hospital dedicated the Jackson Center in his honor,
citing his dedication "to improve the quality of life for all individuals
regardless of their circumstances."
He was a member of the Jefferson County and Kentucky medical associations,
First Baptist Church of Fort Myers and the Myerlee Country Club.
Survivors include his wife, Viola Jackson; four sons, Drs. Chrisman
S. Jackson Jr., Mack Jackson and Elmer Jackson, all of Danville, and Dr.
John Jackson of Fort Worth, Texas; a daughter, Bonnie Goyette of Fort Myers;
15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Phil Kiser Funeral Home, 9231 Cypress
Lake Drive, Fort Myers, by the Rev. Gary Baldwin. Burial will be at Naples
Pallbearers will be his sons. Honorary pallbearers will be Hal Riser,
Jay Poffenberger, Jack Horine, Tom Quirk, Harry Finkle, Ray Kaufman, Bill
VanHorn, Bill Henderson and Joe Goyette.
Visitation begins at noon Thursday.
The family requests memorials be made to Heritage Hospice, Danville.
Harold J. Horn
Harold J. Horn, 63, of 2367 Gentry Lane, owner of Horn Tractor Sales,
died Monday at St. Joseph Hospital, Lexington.
He was a farmer and had been a deacon and Sunday school teacher for
many years at Salt River Baptist Church. He also was a member of the board
of Farmers National Bank and had served as president of the Boyle County
Born Jan. 22, 1933, in Mercer County, he was a son of the late Lloyd
B. and Mable Lester Horn. He was predeceased by a son, Dwayne Horn.
Survivors include his wife, Shirley Black Horn; two daughters, Carol
Howard of Campbellsville and Shawna Stomberger of Danville; a son, Bryan
Horn of Danville; a sister, Christine Montgomery of Harrodsburg; two brothers,
W.A. Horn of Harrodsburg and Connie Horn of Burgin; five grandchildren;
and three step grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at Salt River Baptist Church by the
Rev. Bob Bausum. Burial will be in Bellevue Cemetery.
Visitation is 4-9 p.m. Thursday at Preston-Pruitt Funeral Home and
after 11 a.m. Friday at the church.
The family suggests donations to Gideon's International.
Althene J. VanHook
Althene Jones VanHook, 79, of Argyle Drive, died Monday at home.
Born July 4, 1917, in Mount Victory, she was a daughter of the late
James and Polly Garrison Jones. She was a secretary for Monarch Marketing
Systems in Dayton, Ohio, for many years. She was the widow of Orville J.
VanHook, a member of First Baptist Church and a graduate of Corbin High
Survivors include a daughter, Lyn VanHook of Danville; two sons, Donald
W. VanHook of Charlottesville, Va., and Joseph Craig VanHook of Waterloo,
Iowa; three sisters, Esther Karr of Keavy, Meldra Randolph of Brodhead
and Thelma Belew of Radcliff; and seven grandchildren.
Services will be 1 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church by the Rev.
Timothy J. Mathis. Burial will be in Buffalo Springs Cemetery, Stanford.
Visitation is after 5 p.m. Thursday at Stith Funeral Home.
Memorials may go the James B. Haggin ECF unit.
HARRODSBURG - Arence Goodlet, 70, of Harrodsburg died Monday at Vencor
Hospital, Louisville. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell Funeral Chapel.
HARRODSBURG - Beatrice Peavler, 87, of Cardinal Meadows, died today
at Harrodsburg Health Care Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at Ransdell
HARRODSBURG - Birdie M. Robinson, 42, of Alford Road, died Sunday at
the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.
Born April 9, 1954, in Franklin County, she was a daughter of Dora
Lee Hamonds Robinson of Rose Hill and the late Thomas Austin Robinson.
She was a member of Kirkwood Baptist Church.
Additional survivors include a daughter, Wanda Gayle Robinson of Salvisa;
a son, Justin Robinson of Salvisa; a brother, Everett Thomas Robinson of
McAfee; six sisters, Elaine Durr, Wanda Buntain and Barbara Decan, all
of Mercer County, Rosa Bowman of Lawrenceburg, Susan Turner of Shelbyville,
and Laura Phillips of Harrodsburg.
Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Alexander and Royalty Funeral
Home by the Rev. Art Hardin. Burial will be in Best Cemetery, Anderson
Visitation will be 6-9 Wednesday and from 7 a.m. until the service
CRAB ORCHARD - Beckham Simpson, 69, of Middletown, Ohio, died Saturday
Born Nov. 8, 1927, in Crab Orchard, he was a son of the late James
Garfield and Anna Mae Simpson. He was the widower of Edeltraud "Susie"
Simpson. He was a self employed real estate agent. He was a member of the
Fraternal Order of the Eagle 528, and was an Army veteran, having been
stationed in Germany for six years.
Survivors include a daughter, Gwendolyn Anna Manns of Middletown; two
sons, Davey Ronee Simpson of Eaton, Ohio, and Andre Simpson of Middletown;
four brothers, Danny Simpson and Clyde Simpson, both of Crab Orchard, Melvin
Simpson of West Elkton, Ohio, and Don Simpson of West Chester, Ohio; four
sisters, Beatrice Barnett of Port Charlotte, Fla., and Lillian Durham,
Lucille Pingleton and Wanda Owens, all of West Chester, Ohio; and seven
Services will be 3 p.m. Thursday at McKnight-Martin Funeral Home by
the Rev. Randall Adams. Burial will be in Brock Cemetery, Copper Creek.
Visitation will be 1-3 p.m. Thursday.
Claude R. Cohron
Services for Claude "Randy" Cohron, 51, of Peola, Kan., will be 1 p.m.
Thursday at Stith Funeral Home by the Rev. Mike Cox.
He died Sunday in Peola.
Born Nov. 9, 1945, in Louisville, he was a son of Mildred Laxton Cohron
of Ocala, Fla., and the late Claude Isaac Cohron. He was a printer with
the United States government.
Additional survivors include his grandmother, Gladiolus Laxton of Danville;
two daughters, Michelle Penrose of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., and Rebecca Cohron
of Deerfield Beach, Fla.; a son, Kelly Cohron of Fort Lauderdale; a brother,
Stephen H. Cohron of Dunellon, Fla.; a sister, Gail Hetzler of Atlanta,
Ga.; and three grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be Stephen Cohron, Terry Jacobs, Jerry Warner, Kelly
Cohron, Keith Lawrence and Pete Hetzler.
Visitation is after 10 a.m. Thursday.
Grover P. Schooler
LANCASTER - Services for Grover Patterson Schooler, 72, of Crab Orchard
Road, will be 10 a.m. Friday at Ramsey Funeral Home by the Rev. Mel Bonner.
Burial will be in Lancaster Cemetery.
He died Sunday at Garrard County Memorial Hospital.
Born June 7, 1924, in Bryantsville, he was a son of the late Grover
P. and Elveree Hurt Schooler. He as a retired Kentucky State Police officer,
having served for 30 years. He was a member of Lancaster Christian Church
and the Lancaster Masonic Lodge 104 F&AM. He was an Army Air Corp veteran
of World War II. He was the widower of Dorothy Parker Schooler.
Survivors include a son, James A. Schooler of Lancaster; a daughter,
Beth Minor of Lancaster; a sister, Jackie Barker of Lancaster; and three
Visitation will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday.
Memorials may go to American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 210, Lancaster